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key term
affirmative action

change in late 1960s
policy of helping AA by a form of positive action and quotas for education and employment
controversial and reduced during republican administration of Ronald Reagen in 1980s

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Nixon's Executive order 11578 =

required all employers with federal contracts to draft affirmative action policies to activley promote AA

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Act of 1972 extends equal employment legislation to

all federal, state and local govs

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The Civil Rights Act of 1991 (employment) =

businesses have to show any discrimination in employment did not spring from racial discrimination but was based on genuine requirements of the company